A team that evolves with time
The current team is very different to the one created in 1992 by Marie-Laure Lurton.
Habib Achenglil, the vineyard manager, and Sandrine Goudemont, winemaker and team manager, both worked for Lucien Lurton’s châteaux and are now our longest-serving employees.
Jean-Denis Girard, cellar master at Château de Villegeorge, arrived in 1996.
Jean-Luc Brégille arrived to strengthen the team in 2000 in the position of cellar master for Château La Tour de Bessan.
Mickaël Parachoux and Jérôme Lautrec, work in the vineyards and drive the tractors. They both started working in our vineyards and now belong to the ‘old bunch’ of staff.
Esmeralda Dos Santos, who manages the upkeep of the buildings arrived in 2010.
In 2013 Alexandra Ehard-Lagua joined the viticulture team and is currently head viticulturist.
Sandra Rossi-Lopez manages the admin and wine tourism, and joined in 2018.
Thomas Tardio, arrived in 2019 and works in the vineyards as a tractor driver.
Laure Ferec completed the practical component of her technical diploma over two years at our châteaux and joined the team full time in 2021.
Marie-Laure’s son, Gabriel Lurton-Roux, has become more and more interested in the wine industry over the years. He recently obtained the DUAD certificate in Bordeaux and joined the family company in January 2021, bringing a fresh set of eyes and renewed dynamism to the company.